I'm currently playing a bard and found the fear thread on the old boards:http://brilliantgameologists.com/boards/index.php?topic=3809.0
The interpretation of the Haunting Melody feat that Caedrus uses is generous to say the least. The way I read it is you may use any perform skill to cause the effect as a standard action; the way Caedrus interprets it is that it can be activated a free action whenever you use another bardic music ability. Are there any rulings clarifying this? What are others opinions on it?